July 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (7)

Before I start with all the bookish goodness in my mailbox I have to make a confession. Before I started book blogging I didn't even know what swag was (well, besides what the dictionary told me) and now I want to get my greedy little hands on it. So whenever I see a giveaway with swag I'm in. Nuff said.

Let's see what I got ... a signed Lisa Schroeder postcard and a signed Class of 2k11 bookmark plus The Pull Of Gravity pin from That's Swell! aaand a signed Solstice postcard plus trading cards from Roots In Myth.

Not really swag, but a lovely accessory for every reader is the handmade bookjacket I received from LovLivLife Reviews. The thing is that while it's super cute it's also a wee bit small for even my smallest paperbacks. So I sat there, looked at it for a while and then it hit me - I could use it for my eReader, which is on the small side, so to say. And? It fits like a glove. Maybe not the intended purpose of the bookjacket, but now my eReader has a gorgeous summer dress and I love it.

Over the course of the past few months I have won several Amazon giftcards and I finally put them all to good use. Very good use indeed.

Those who follow my blog vigilantly will probably be surprised about Inside Out and Outside In (Maria V. Snyder). Didn't I review the latter and already receive the former as a RAK some time ago? Yes. Unfortunatelly I only read the galley of Outside In and passed along Inside Out after reading it, and now I really really wanted to actually own both books, so ...

Then I had to have Catching Fire and Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins) because I loved the first book of the series so much. And I Am Number Four (Pittacus Lore) and The Maze Runner (James Dashner) have been on my wishlist far too long too. After taking a good look at my GC total I filled up my basket and well, the rest is history.

A big thank you to Barb from Sugarbeat's Books, Genna from Reading, Writing and the World of Words and Dana from Let's Book It for making this shopping frenzy possible!

Thanks to The Story Siren for hosting the IMM meme!


  1. Great books, Birgit! I've read only The Hunger Games trilogy and loved it. But Maria V.Snyder has The Poison Study trilogy as well which I love so I expect only good things from these two books :)) Enjoy!

  2. I really loved The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games trilogy. I've still yet to read Inside Out but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope you like the rest too :)